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How to Easily Sew a Patch onto a Shirt or Jacket!

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I recently received an instructables patch and wanted to sew it on my jacket. I figured that there are probably other people out there that would like to sew a patch onto an article of clothing but don't know how, so I decided to make a simple instructable on how to do just that! If you have any suggestions or questions, please leave a comment!
 
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Step 1: What You Need

For this project, you will need the following:

Thread. I chose white because it blends with the white on the patch.

Sewing Needle

A patch that you want to sew onto your shirt or jacket

A shirt or jacket that you want to sew your patch onto

That's it!

Step 2: Sew it up!

To start off, decide where you want your patch. I put mine on the upper left side on the front of my jacket. After you decide where you want it, put your safety pin through the patch and the shirt or jacket. Start by threading your needle. After that, poke the needle through the shirt and the patch, this is the start of the first stitch. After you do that, pull the thread and needle until there is almost no thread left on the other side. Tie a knot on the side opposite of the patch. The knot will prevent the thread from coming out. Now, poke the needle through the side with the patch facing up about 2 to 3 millimeter away from the first one. Pull the thread until it is tight . Repeat this process around the whole patch, making sure to get them as close and single file as possible.

Step 3: You're Done!

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If you have stitched all the way around, then take the end of the thread, poke it through so it is on the opposing side of the patch, then, tie a knot so the thread doesn't come loose. Cut the excess thread off and your Done! Enjoy your new jacket or shirt with your new patch!

Suggest you add a thimble to the "what You Need" list-

The patches are often thick and backed with a hard substance and a thimble makes it much easier to push the needle through this stuff. I sewed on a lot of patches when I was in the Navy.

Great instructable !!! I have sewn my death metal patches to my levi's jacket without any problem. Thank you for your post.

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Great instructable !!! I have sewn my death metal patches to my levi's jacket without any problem. Thank you for your post.

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Great instructable !!! I have sewn my death metal patches to my levi's jacket without any problem. Thank you for your post.

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How much thread do you use? I am trying to sew the patch onto my backpack.
Robot Lover (author)  Adambowker982 years ago
I just cut a very long piece and trimmed it when I was done.
How much thread do you use? I am trying to sew the patch onto my backpack.
Biggsy3 years ago
Just a quickie... where did you get the i'bles patch from?
Robot Lover (author)  Biggsy3 years ago
I got it from something randofo sent me, but you can get them from instructables prize packs which you can win in contests. If you are really wanting one, I am sure you could cajole one of the staff in to selling it to you. Thanks for the comment!
jeggyboy3 years ago
Instead of trying to TIE a knot, my wife always puts the neeedle through horizontally at the back and the leaves a loop of thread...puts the needle through and pulls it tight...a great knot and easily done.
Robot Lover (author)  jeggyboy3 years ago
I think I understand! Maybe I will make a diagram. It sounds much easier then tying a knot. Thanks for the comment!
TechDante3 years ago
can i ask wehre you got the patch from
Robot Lover (author)  TechDante3 years ago
Yes, I received it from a kit that randofo sent me. Although, they come with an instructable prize pack that you can win in contests. Thanks for the comment!
rednedfred3 years ago
I just have one little tip that might save someone some frustration, tie your knot before you cut the thread :) That way you know you have enough left to hold on to to make the knot.
Robot Lover (author)  rednedfred3 years ago
Thanks! I will definitely add that!
Good instructions. :D This is the way I do it as well - easy to do on a sewing machine too.
Robot Lover (author)  jessyratfink3 years ago
Yep! It's super easy! Thanks for the kind words!
So you sew along the inside of the border? Sounds simple enough. Great Instructable!
Robot Lover (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Yep! Thanks for the comment!